On the night of June 1 to 2, Google updated the official Android website. Attentive users noticed one small, but an extremely important change in the list of supported platforms.
After the update from the Android site, the section with tablet computers disappeared. Note that Google has never paid much attention to tablets, not counting the release of frankly failed Android 3.0 Honeycomb, created specifically for devices with a large screen.
It is likely that the Android_tablets, in the opinion of Google, should be replaced by gadgets running Chrome OS with support for Google Play and Android-applications.
Oops we had a bug when we updated the site. It’s back up now. Sorry for the confusion! https://t.co/5mI3L3Gzif
— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) June 3, 2018
After a day, senior vice president of Android development Hiroshi Lockhammer wrote that an error occurred while updating the site. At the moment the section with tablets is available again.
Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.